By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
The Colorado movie theater shooting that took place last Friday continues to unravel itself with accused gunman James Holmes appearing in court. With the incident still in the minds of millions of Americans, how do parents approach the situation with their children?
After a traumatic event such as the shooting, many parents may be eager to confront their kids about the incident, and to tell their children that everything will be OK. Psychology professor Dr. Ronald DeLong says its important to let the situation present itself, and that parents should wait until their kids ask.
If the situation does present itself, and parents are forced to talk with their kids about the event, Dr. DeLong says too much information can be dangerous, leading to trauma and a fear of the event occurring everywhere the child goes.